Provost reflects on accomplishments and reasons for leaving

By Micah McIntyre Margaret Diddams will be stepping down from her position as provost of Wheaton College at the end of the academic year. “Margaret Diddams is a champion for Christ-centered liberal arts education who will leave an enduring legacy at Wheaton College,” President Philip Ryken, who announced her departure in a campus-wide email on […]

Student artwork captures publisher's interest

By Carolina Lumetta Following a four-week trip to Spain, faculty in the Spanish department are readying a book of student work for possible publication. The book, which is in the process of being submitted to InterVarsity Press, will feature a collection of devotionals and watercolors from six Wheaton students about their experience walking the historic […]

Six steps to winning Wheaton's first ever Division III football championship

By Cassidy Thornburg 1. Win the conference with a perfect record Coach Mike Swider’s Gatorade shower, covertly deployed by seniors Caden Sigler and Spencer Rowland, celebrated the Thunder football team’s 58-0 win over the Elmhurst Bluejays on Nov. 16. This victory capped off their undefeated season and punched their ticket to the playoffs.

Sports bring Gerze siblings together

By Cassidy Thornburg “Let’s go, Gerze,” Nate Gerze yelled to his younger sister Audrey Gerze as she jumped up to spike the ball during one of her volleyball matches at King Arena. “I try to be super loud and be an embarrassing brother. It’s fun to see her do well. I’m so proud of her, […]

Wrestling coach praises team's pluck, camaraderie

By Cassidy Thornburg Since Coach Jim Gruenwald took over Wheaton Wrestling in 2009, the program has grown from just a few athletes to 24, relocated to its own complex and welcomed three new assistant coaches. As the wrestling season gets underway, the Record sat down with Coach Gruenwald to talk about life both on the […]

Soccer shootout ends NCAA championship hopes

By Amelia Sniffin Although the Wheaton Women’s Soccer team faced numerous injuries throughout the 2019 season, the 6th-ranked Thunder battled their way to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA postseason tournament, where they lost to the University of St. Thomas in a shootout. The Thunder’s impressive 18-1-1 record at the time and 21st conference title […]